Veranstaltungen des CeMIS


Wintersemester 2021/22

If conditions permit, the seminar will be held in a “hybrid” format, i.e. in presence and per live stream.
For events designated as “workshops” admission by invitation only.
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26.10.2021, 14.00 – 16.00: Project Design Workshop
Nitin Varma (Re:work, Humboldt University, Berlin):
Servants and Citizens: Domestic Workers in Postcolonial India

Anna Sailer (CeMIS Göttingen):
Woods into Timber. The Appropriation of Forests in Colonial India, c. 1850- 1914

02.11.2021, 14.00 – 16.00: Seminar
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk & Aditi Dixit (Department of History, University of Utrecht):
Supply of Labour during Early Industrialization. Agricultural Systems, Textile Factory Work and
Gender in Japan and India, ca. 1880-1940

9.11.2021, 14.00 – 16.00: Dissertation Workshop
Robert Rahman Raman (CeMIS Göttingen):
From Girangaon to 'Mini Pakistan': The Precarious Place of
Working Muslims in Colonial Bombay

Blessy Abraham (Delhi University/DAAD exchange student):
Protection versus Preference: Behind the Scenes of the Indian Tariff Board, 1924-1928

16.11.2021, 14.00 – 16.00: Seminar
Frank Perlin (Independent Researcher)
That Neglected Aspect of the Neolithic Revolution.
The Domestication of the Human Being as Primary Foundation of 'Surplus' Labour and 'Surplus' Value.

23.11.2021, 14.00 – 16.00: Dissertation Workshop
Svenja von Jan (CeMIS Göttingen):
Non-Elite South Asian Migration to Hamburg and Antwerp in the
Interwar Period

Rahul Maganti (CeMIS Göttingen):
Labour Law as a Site of Class Conflict:
The Case of Dock Workers in India, 1948 – 1997

30.11.2021, 14.00 – 16.00: Seminar
Sebastian Vollmer (CeMIS Göttingen):
The Economic Effects of the English Parliamenary Enclosures

7.12.2021, 14.00 – 16.00:
Memorial Meeting for Ian J. Kerr
(1941-2020) and Inauguration of Ian J. Kerr Indian Railway Collection at CeMIS

14.12.2021, 14.00 – 16.00: Project Design Workshop
Karuna Dietrich Wielenga (Azim Premji University, Bengaluru):
Health and Labour in India: Intersections and Implications, 1935-2000

Jana Tschurenew (CeMIS Göttingen)
Shared and Equal Parenting.
A Global History, 1950s to the Present

21.12.2021, 14.00 – 17.30: Mini Workshop
‘Baithak’ with David Ludden (New York University)
Spatiality, Mobility and Territoriality: Histories of the coastal environments around the Bay of Bengal and the Coromandel Coast

11.1.2022, 14.00 – 16.00: Dissertation Workshop
Rohan Mathews (CeMIS Göttingen):
Informalised Labour, Fragmented Employment and Organising Construction Workers in Contemporary India

Saeed Ahmad (CeMIS Göttingen):
Spaces, Conflicts and ‘Community' in Jangpura-Bhogal, Delhi

18.1.2022, 14.00 – 16.00: Dissertation Workshop
Sagnik Kar (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies
Berlin/CeMIS Göttingen)
Time and Delay: Gendered Temporalities in Bengal in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Minerwa Tahir (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies Berlin/CeMIS Göttingen):
Crippled Future: Time of the Disabled in Karachi

25.1.2022, 14.00 – 16.00: Dissertation Workshop
Josefine Hoffmann (CeMIS Göttingen):
Negotiating Vocational Training:
Institutional Plans for Indo-German Projects, 1950s-1989

Catharina Hänsel (Scuola Normale Superiore
Firenze/CeMIS Göttingen)
Between ex gratia and Right—Bonus and Wages in Ahmedabad

1.2.2022, 16:00-18:00: CeMIS book launch
Rukmini Barua (Max Planck Institute of Human Development, Berlin):
In the Shadow of the Mill. Transformation of Workers' Neighbourhoods in Ahmedabad, 1920s to 2000s
(Cambridge: CUP, 2021)

Razak Khan (CeMIS Göttingen):
Mir Yar Ali “JanSahib”: The Incomparable Festival
(New Delhi:Penguin India Classics, 2021)

Anna Sailer (CeMIS Göttingen):
Workplace Relations in Colonial Bengal.
The Jute Industry and Indian Labour 1870s-1930s
(London: Bloomsbury, 2021)

Sebastian Schwecke (Max Weber Forum für
Südasienstudien Delhi)
Debt, Trust, and Reputation.
Extra-legal Finance in Modern India
(Cambridge:CUP, 2021)

2.2.2022, 16.00 – 18.00 (Wednesday!):
CeMIS Colloquium

Kama Maclean (South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg):

9.2.2022, 16:15 – 17.45: MIDA Lecture
Anil Bhatti (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi):
Culture, Diversity and Similarity. A Reflection on Heterogeneity and Homogeneity

10.-11.2.2022: MIDA International Conference
Nodes of Translation: Rethinking Knowledge Exchange between Modern South Asia and

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